Created out of the merger between the legacy Bell Atlantic and the former GTE, Verizon Communications is the second-largest regional bell operating company (RBOC) with Network serving residential and small business customers evolving to fiber-to-the-premises technology with FiOS high-speed fiber services and more than 140 million customer connections (wireless, wireline, broadband and TV).

(Source: SEC Filing) Verizon Communications Inc. provides communication services. The company operates through two segments, Domestic Wireless and Wireline. The Domestic Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data services; and sells equipment in the United States. The Wireline segment provides voice, Internet access, broadband video and data, Internet protocol network, network access, long distance, and other services in the United States and internationally. The company serves consumer, business, and government customers, as well as carriers. As of December 31, 2010, its network covered a population of approximately 292 million and provided service to a customer base of approximately 94.1 million. The company was formerly known as Bell Atlantic Corporation and changed its name to Verizon Communications Inc. in June 2000. Verizon Communications Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in New York, New York.

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Will Verizon buy NFL Sunday Ticket rights to jumpstart virtual pay TV service?

I thought separate meetings I had last week with the top video executives at Comcast and Verizon would help answer questions about their strategy with new technology platforms like X1 and LTE multicast. But my interview with Verizon's Shawn Strickland left me with many more questions.

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FCC begins voluntary TDM-to-IP transition experiments, measuring consumer impact

The FCC is getting ready to conduct IP service transition tests, a move that was lauded by U.S. incumbent telco AT&T, which says that current regulations don't apply to the emerging IP-based wireline network environment. 

Verizon to deploy FiOS Media Server at end of Q1

Verizon will begin deploying its next-generation FiOS Media Server at the end of the first quarter, Shawn Strickland, VP for video in the company's product group, told FierceCable.

Time Warner Cable to rebrand service in New York, Los Angeles

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